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by DMB2000uk
Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:57 am
Forum: Modding
Topic: Project P182 Watercooled V2!
Replies: 115
Views: 54258

Good News Everyone!

Good news! Despite the LEDs smoking, and what appears to be part of the copper trace superheated (it burnt the back of the plastic strip clean off) it was only the RGB controller box that has suffered lasting damage. So using my second RGB box the LEDs work properly. :D *Phew!* I popped the casing o...
by DMB2000uk
Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:43 am
Forum: Modding
Topic: Project P182 Watercooled V2!
Replies: 115
Views: 54258

Lighting, Done! ...Well, Kinda

I realised that I'd forgotten to route the USB cable for my Aquaero, so had to strip the motherboard once again to route it under there, and then hook up the USB cable to an existing motherboard connector. So the new under-motherboard cable routing looks like this: http://imageshack.com/a/img540/843...
by DMB2000uk
Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:02 am
Forum: Modding
Topic: Project P182 Watercooled V2!
Replies: 115
Views: 54258

Bit-Tech MOTM Nominee

Guys, guys, guys! I've just found out I'm a MOTM nominee over on Bit-Tech.net!

:D

Your support and a vote for my build would be greatly appreciated in the competition. :)

Here's my page, and you can vote here. ;)
by DMB2000uk
Fri Jul 04, 2014 7:21 am
Forum: Modding
Topic: Project P182 Watercooled V2!
Replies: 115
Views: 54258

Fix Some Things, Break Some Things...

that's a pain in the butt. however the rig still looks awesome :) Wait until you read todays update. :| --- I couldn't find a fitting combination that would bridge my bulkhead/reservoir gap properly, so had another play with my existing fittings. I realised that I might have better luck with the su...
by DMB2000uk
Sat Jun 28, 2014 11:46 am
Forum: Modding
Topic: Project P182 Watercooled V2!
Replies: 115
Views: 54258

It's Happening!!

Al I can say right now is...daamn Looks effin awesome Dan. :drinkers: Thanks man! Forgive me for bragging, but I think it's going to make some pretty spectacular end photos when I get my proper photo gear out. ;) --- The last bit of structural work to my case was to hide the cable holes from the or...
by DMB2000uk
Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:27 am
Forum: Modding
Topic: Project P182 Watercooled V2!
Replies: 115
Views: 54258

Why Is This Not A Stock Option?!

Managed to get the RGB LEDs hooked up to my GPU waterblock today, it looks so good I don't know why EK don't offer LED holes in their blocks as standard! http://imageshack.com/a/img823/3425/mdmm.jpg The RGB strip is just stuck to the block's acrylic with double sided tape, and the RGB wires are sold...
by DMB2000uk
Thu Jun 19, 2014 2:51 am
Forum: Modding
Topic: Project P182 Watercooled V2!
Replies: 115
Views: 54258

Re: Project P182 Watercooled V2!

Superb job I admire your attention to detail & patience - I would have just bought the parts, bung them together and be done with it Haha, I'd like to see you try and just 'bung' a 420mm Alphacool Monsta Radiator into a P182. :P Even I'm starting to get impatient to see it finished, but having ...
by DMB2000uk
Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:13 am
Forum: Modding
Topic: Project P182 Watercooled V2!
Replies: 115
Views: 54258

Reservoir Logs...

I didn't think to take any pictures of the LED/Res combo before installing it, and it's now as good as a permanent fixture in my case, so you'll just have to make do with a picture of the res installed and lit up... http://imageshack.com/a/img834/2624/02eh8.jpg Nice, eh? I picked up some rubber trim...
by DMB2000uk
Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:48 am
Forum: Modding
Topic: Project P182 Watercooled V2!
Replies: 115
Views: 54258

Water Cooling This Card Just Made It Hotter!

Congratulations to you. I have all that to look forward to haha :roll: Congratulations! Cheers guys :D --- Stole some time away from my new bride (while she was out with her parents) to install my EK FC R9-290X waterblock. Stripped and cleaned the card, including all the permanent marker scrawled o...
by DMB2000uk
Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:29 am
Forum: Modding
Topic: Project P182 Watercooled V2!
Replies: 115
Views: 54258

Tron Mod?

2-3 years is a long time, but worth it in my opinion. really looking forward to the final put together and see how it looks and performs :) Haha, it is a very long time, but I've just about come to accept that I'm horrible at consistently working on something. ;) --- It almost feels like I've misse...
by DMB2000uk
Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:12 am
Forum: Modding
Topic: Project P182 Watercooled V2!
Replies: 115
Views: 54258

Custom GA-Z87X-UD3H Black Edition

Holly cow - lots of work! Can't wait to see it finished! :supz: Me too man, it's far enough along now that I can see the ending, and I'm actually getting pretty excited. :D this is coming along nicely. time for me to send you my current rig for you to custom for me ;) Haha, if you can do without it...
by DMB2000uk
Fri May 30, 2014 4:04 pm
Forum: Modding
Topic: Project P182 Watercooled V2!
Replies: 115
Views: 54258

Motherboard Lights!

Got the soldering done :-D

Think this one deserves another video, photos don't do it justice!

by DMB2000uk
Fri May 30, 2014 5:30 am
Forum: Modding
Topic: Project P182 Watercooled V2!
Replies: 115
Views: 54258

Re: Project P182 Watercooled V2!

...and now we're up to date.

Until next time folks! ;)
by DMB2000uk
Fri May 30, 2014 5:25 am
Forum: Modding
Topic: Project P182 Watercooled V2!
Replies: 115
Views: 54258

An Acrylic Rectangle?

More updates, yay! Next on my agenda was to cut out an acrylic rectangle.. http://imageshack.com/a/img841/779/hcneq.jpg Just what I need. :) But what's it for?! http://imageshack.com/a/img845/8153/858lu.jpg Spent a good half hour attacking it with some P400 sandpaper to give it a frosted look, which...
by DMB2000uk
Fri May 30, 2014 5:25 am
Forum: Modding
Topic: Project P182 Watercooled V2!
Replies: 115
Views: 54258

Aquaero Plate Take 2

Had to use some of the perspex I was saving for the side panel window on a second attempt, so I hope there's enough left now, else I'll have to get anther whole sheet! >_< http://imageshack.com/a/img838/2900/8d8c.jpg Lots of careful filing/cutting later, and it is a pretty decent fit... http://image...
by DMB2000uk
Fri May 30, 2014 5:24 am
Forum: Modding
Topic: Project P182 Watercooled V2!
Replies: 115
Views: 54258

Damn...

Image

:mad:
by DMB2000uk
Fri May 30, 2014 5:24 am
Forum: Modding
Topic: Project P182 Watercooled V2!
Replies: 115
Views: 54258

Guess Who's Back...

Got my powder coated case parts back!!!!!one!!!! :D:D:D:D:D http://imageshack.com/a/img844/7762/7tb9.jpg It's going to be nice having a computer case again. Here's the assembled structure, with the PSU and Radiator now built into the case. http://imageshack.com/a/img837/4230/9cks.jpg http://imagesha...
by DMB2000uk
Fri May 30, 2014 5:23 am
Forum: Modding
Topic: Project P182 Watercooled V2!
Replies: 115
Views: 54258

Well It Ain't Pretty, But It Works!

Ok, was actually able to steal some time this evening and have a proper go at it. http://imageshack.com/a/img845/9241/hkbj.jpg This was a royal pain in the arse to solder, the smallest gaps were a nightmare. http://imageshack.com/a/img834/7498/l0uc.jpg So it's a bit of a mess, but it works, and it'l...
by DMB2000uk
Fri May 30, 2014 5:23 am
Forum: Modding
Topic: Project P182 Watercooled V2!
Replies: 115
Views: 54258

Probably Shouldn't Melt My Waterblock!

Spent a bit of time measuring/positioning the LED strips, only to realise that I can't solder them while it's resting on my water block as it'll more than likely melt the plastic underneath. >_< http://imageshack.com/a/img836/5782/3uzr.jpg Now to find an alternative way to position them while still ...
by DMB2000uk
Fri May 30, 2014 5:22 am
Forum: Modding
Topic: Project P182 Watercooled V2!
Replies: 115
Views: 54258

Hmm...

Still waiting on getting my case back from powder coating, but I was toying around with a couple of things and ended up pondering if this would work... http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/838/c0ho.jpg Compressing it as hard as I can with my hands to simulate it being mounted doesn't seem to ...

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